The True Story of Tim Fortugno, the Man Once Traded for a Bucket of Baseballs

Tim Fortugno was 18 years old when he gave up baseball, which is a funny thing to say, given that he's 53 now and the game still hasn't given him up.

The game kept finding him, no matter how far he strayed. The dream followed him, from coast to coast, from town to town and country to country. It wouldn't leave, even during that year-and-a-half when the pain in his shoulder wouldn't go away, even on that night when he, literally, was traded for a bucket of baseballs.

He held on, and...

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